Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 19th 2015 Contents A14
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, December 19, 2015
CNC3 s Crime Watch host Ian
Alleyne has launched into the
Christmas season by showcasing
some of the country s top soca
parang artistes including Scrunter,
Kenny J and Crazy.
Alleyne, who seemed in a festive
mood, was seen dancing on set as
the respective artistes belted out
some of their hits including Piece
ah Pork, Madame Jeffrey, The Paint
Brush, The Cork, Maria and Parang
Alleyne intends to host a Christ-
mas show and concert in Arima,
which will be broadcast live on
Alleyne will be joined by an array
of artistes and will have loads of
giveaways and promotions.
All are invited for this mega-
event. Stay tuned to CNC3 and the
T&T Guardian for more details.
The joy of the season and the
spirit of gift-giving were surely
dampened this week, however, with
several killings including the cold-
blooded murders of a police officer,
a UWI student and a young couple,
found burnt to death in a car at
Alleyne, on Thursday, also
revealed his findings into an inves-
tigation that he launched and con-
ducted over the past ten days into
the death of Ryan Maharaj, 31.
Due to his findings, Alleyne called
on the police, the District Medical
Officer and/or Occupational Health
and Safety (OSH) investigators to
say what really occurred on Decem-
It was reported that Maharaj, 31,
of Pina Circular, Dyette Estate,
Cunupia, went to Reesal s Hardware
in Freeport to collect a tonne of
steel at about 8.20 am when tragedy
struck in what was described as an
accident resulting in Maharaj s
According to an official at the
hardware, Maharaj had climbed
onto the tray of the truck and was
trying to place a piece of cardboard
to protect the truck s cab whilst
the machine operator was using a
forklift to load the steel.
It was said that part of the steel
was protruding over the hood of
the truck and Maharaj went to put
a piece of cardboard to protect the
bars on the back of the truck when
the steel somehow slipped from
the prongs of the forklift and the
bundle of steel went towards him.
It is believed that Maharaj stepped
backwards and fell off the side of
takes over show
Alleyne hosts parang lime
the truck, about three feet from the
ground, hitting his head.
However, exclusive photos shown on
Crime Watch on Thursday, showed
Maharaj lying on the left side with
injuries to his head. Alleyne identified
what appeared to be steel rod impres-
sions on the right side of Maharaj s head
which contradicts the version of events
surrounding how the man was injured.
Alleyne questioned if Maharaj fell on
his left side, how then were there injuries
to the right side of his head?
He questioned if a proper investigation
was done and if OSH requirements were
Alleyne vowed to continue his inves-
tigations in a bid to bring justice to
Maharaj s family.
Maharaj s family has called on wit-
nesses to come forward and say how
he died, as they strongly believe there
has been a cover-up of the circum-
stances surrounding his death.
HEADS WILL ROLL
Also on Thursday, Alleyne
showed exclusive footage of the
funeral of police constable Russell
Ramnarine, 24, who was killed
along with UWI engineering
student, Avery Keshwar, on
Monday just outside a barbeque
business in Aranguez.
Alleyne, while showing the
funeral which was held at the
Ramnarine's residence at Guaico
Tamana Road, Sangre Grande, said
he hoped that the family would
receive the $1 million compensation
promised to the families of officers
killed in the line of duty.
Alleyne claimed that other
families of officers killed in the line
of duty were still waiting for the
He called on the top brass in the
T&T Police Service to ensure
families of fallen officers were
given what was due to them.
Alleyne said he has launched his
own investigation into Ramnarine's
and Keshwar's murder and would
only say that "heads will turn" on
the day he reveals what his
investigations have led him to.
Another big story this week was
the double murder of Gabriella
Sohan, 18, and her friend,
Christopher Ramsawak, 27, who
were both found dead in a burnt car
at Woodford Lodge, Chaguanas, on
Alleyne, who has launched an
intense investigation, said he
received credible information that
the victims, of Preysal Village,
Couva, were allegedly killed by a
Alleyne also highlighted the
murder of Chaitram Tokai, 45, who
was gunned down after a visit to
his brother at Chickland Village,
Freeport, on Sunday.
It was reported that at about
2.45 pm Tokai was crossing the
road to go to his house when a
gunman approached him and fatally
shot him in the head.
The gunman again fired several
times at Tokai as he fell before
escaping in a getaway car, a silver
Alleyne said that information
reaching him suggests that Tokai's
brother, known as "Well Well," has
now gone missing.
Alleyne on behalf of himself and
his dedicated staff wishes everyone
a blessed and safe Christmas 2015.
Kenny J on set with Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne.
PC Russell Ramnarine
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